Competency-based learning

Competency-based learning

Mar 02, 2022
Workforce Talent Educators Association wants to recognize, and conceivably accredit, institutions for how successfully they prepare students for work.

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February 1, 2016
The U.S. Education Department's new experiment with alternative models of higher education can unleash the next era of postsecondary innovation, Daniel Pianko argues.
February 1, 2016
Competency-based education, the new darling of postsecondary disruption advocates, threatens to further stratify higher education, writes Steven Ward.
January 15, 2016
The Education Department's inspector general is auditing Western Governors U over the faculty role in its competency-based programs. The high-stakes audit is relevant to other colleges and forms of online learning.
December 22, 2015
The extension arm of the University of Wisconsin System is given degree-granting authority, but not all institutions in the system agree the change was necessary.
November 25, 2015
Southern New Hampshire U's College for America releases a promising early snapshot of the general-education learning and skills of students who are enrolled in a new form of competency-based education.
November 23, 2015
To help those students obtain a degree or credential, colleges should consider accepting alternative-credit courses like those evaluated and approved by the American Council on Education, says Deborah Seymour.
October 26, 2015
The onus is on policy makers to create new regulatory frameworks to support needed innovation in areas like competency-based education, writes Paul LeBlanc.
October 21, 2015
Skills Fund wants to be both a private lender and new form of accreditor for the rapidly expanding boot camp sector, with a heavy focus on students' return on investment.
September 10, 2015
With 600 institutions at least in the design phase for a competency-based credential, college officials will meet this month to talk about how to build a program -- and how to ensure its academic quality.
August 14, 2015
Amid talk of higher education's possible disruption and unbundling, the Association of American Colleges & Universities stakes out an aggressive middle ground. Are people listening?

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